Friday, February 28, 2014

Ideas are a dime a dozen.
Brother, can you spare a dime?
—Rob Sanders

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sometimes you have to edit out a favorite part of a manuscript, rip out a scene, or kill off a parent to get to the real story.
—Rob Sanders

Monday, February 24, 2014

When you have revised all you can,
revise one more time.

—Rob Sanders

Friday, February 21, 2014

Writing is a pay-it forward kind of thing. The more you give, the more you get.

—Rob Sanders

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

If you could do it alone,
wouldn’t you have done it
—Rob Sanders

Monday, February 17, 2014

If there happened to be only one way to do it, everyone would have done it already.

—Rob Sanders

Friday, February 14, 2014

You need to date a character for awhile before you fall in love and make a commitment.

—Rob Sanders

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

People aren’t born creative.

They don’t learn to be creative.

They just keep practicing being creative every day.

—Rob Sanders

Monday, February 10, 2014

Like a picture frame holds a photo, the beginning and end of a picture book frame the story.

The beginning is the promise to the reader.

The middle fulfills the promise.

The ending ­­­­is the promise’s payoff.
—Rob Sanders

Friday, February 7, 2014

An editor makes writing better.

A writing teacher makes writers better.

A critique group makes the whole thing  bearable.

—Rob Sanders

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Getting published is seventy-five percent perspiration, fifteen percent luck, and ten percent magic.
—Rob Sanders

Monday, February 3, 2014

Publishing takes patience. Patience is a virtue. Unfortunately, I lack most virtues.

—Rob Sanders